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Can one purchase the title of "Lord", "Laird" or "Lady" in Scotland?

The Court of the Lord Lyon, the official authority on these things, states on the matter (bolding mine): A dwelling house of whatever size presents no problem, but the ownership of forestry land or “...
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Did Scotland spend $250,000 for the slogan "Welcome to Scotland"?

No, but on the signs They did spend $250,000, but that included making and installing new signs for the airports. The original article at earthtimes.org (archived) claims: GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. ...
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Can one purchase the title of "Lord", "Laird" or "Lady" in Scotland?

The Law Society of Scotland would like to clarify that this doesn't even really include proper title to the land, let alone the chivalric title. The Keeper is required to reject an application for ...
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Was there an electoral fraud during the referendum for the independance of Scotland?

The stacks of votes come from Dundee, where, according to the Yes campaign But the "Yes" campaign in Dundee has clarified that the image in question merely shows votes waiting to be counted - not ...
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Can one purchase the title of "Lord", "Laird" or "Lady" in Scotland?

Yes, you can style yourself as "Laird", but you won't have a title in the sense that you're thinking about. The fine print on the highlandtitles.com website describes it well: You obtain a ...
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Can one purchase the title of "Lord", "Laird" or "Lady" in Scotland?

Yes, these purchases do allow you to use the title of "Laird" or "Lord". Please see the official government guidance on titles for passports (.pdf link), which states (p. 13/14): ...
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Was there an electoral fraud during the referendum for the independance of Scotland?

The Guardian also covered the claims on 23 Sep 2014; they were apparently 3 or 4 different claims, although some were about the same locations. In summary, some of the claims were individually ...
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